Fat cows sell to 185p for 630kg at £1,165 at Ballymena Mart

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An entry of 300 beef cattle in Ballymena on Thursday resulted in another super trade.

Fat cows sold to 185p for 630kg at £1,165, Friesian cows to 127p for 660kg at £838, beef heifers to 215p for 560kg at £1,204, beef bullocks to 208p for 650kg at £1,352 and Friesian bullocks to 164p for 620kg at £1,016.

Beef cows sold to: W H Knox, Ballynure, Lim 630kg, £1,165 (185), J C Martin, Greyabbey, Lim 740kg, £1,332 (180), Cecil Warwick, Moorfields, Blonde 570kg, £1,014 (178), Blonde 540kg, £847 (157), W H Knox, Lim 750kg, £1,170 (156), Cecil Warwick, Blonde 500kg, £780 (156), J C Martin, Greyabbey, Lim 880kg, £1,364 (155), Lim 780kg, £1,201 (154), R Shaw, Rasharkin, Lim 490kg, £735 (150), Antrim Estates, Glenarm, SHB 820kg, £1,230 (150), Norman McBurney, Moorfields, Lim 690kg, £1,021 (148), D Patterson, Crumlin, BB 660kg, £976 (148), P Mitchell, Glenariffe, Sim 690kg, £1,014 (147), J C Martin Lim 660kg, £957 (145), local farmer Lim 820kg, £1,180 (144), Richard Cowan, Magheramourne, BB 750kg, £1,050 (140).

Fr cows sold to: J and C Kane, Ballycastle, 660kg, £838 (127), R J Beattie, Dunloy, 540kg, £675 (125), J and C Kane, 710kg, £852 (120), 590kg, £708 (120), A Harbinson, Rathkenny, 850kg, £1,011 (119), Ivan Jackson, Ballynure, 820kg, £975 (119), G N McMullan, Carnlough, 540kg, £642 (119), Desmond McKee, Randalstown, 730kg, £868 (119), D McAuley, Toomebridge, 740kg, £873 (118), Ivan Jackson 740kg, £865 (117), A and T Knox, Bushmills, 700kg, £819 (117), H Carson, Dundrod, 590kg, £690 (117), Ivan Jackson 750kg, £870 (116), 770kg, £893 (116), 820kg, £943 (115), Sam Kennedy, Doagh, 800kg, £920 (115).

Beef heifers sold to: J C Martin, Greyabbey, Lim 560kg, £1,204 (215), Lim 550kg, £1,160 (211), T McConnell, Templepatrick, Char 610kg, £1,281 (210), J C Martin Lim 610kg, £1,274 (209), E Logan, Ahoghill, Lim 540kg £1 123 (208), J C Martin Lim 680kg, £1,400 (206), Michael Coyle, Pomeroy, Char 630kg, £1,297 (206), N Scullin, Toomebridge, Char 580kg, £1,183 (204), D and J Lewis, Lisburn, BB 710kg, £1,441 (203), T McConnell, Templepatrick, BB 520kg, £1,050 (202), J C Martin, Lim 630kg, £1,260 (200), Lim 670kg, £1,340 (200), E Logan, Ahoghill, Lim 510kg, £1,020 (200), J C Martin Lim 630kg, £1,247 (198), Michael Coyle, Pomeroy, Char 630kg, £1,247 (198), J C Martin Lim 590kg, £1,156 (196).

Beef bullocks sold to: Michael Coyle, Pomeroy, Char 650kg, £1,352 (208), M and J Glass, Garvagh, Char 520kg, £1,081 (208), W Hunter, Stewartstown Lim 620kg, £1,283 (207), R J Anderson, Cullybackey, Char 660kg, £1,359 (206), E Logan, Ahoghill, Lim 550kg, £1,133 (206), R J Anderson, Cullybackey, Char 620kg, £1,264 (204), Char 620kg, £1,252 (202), Lim 600kg, £1,206 (201), Mrs R Jamison, Ballycastle, Char 780kg, £1,567 (201), R J Anderson (2) Char 590kg, £1,180 (200), James McFadden Lim 640kg, £1,280 (200), W Hunter, Stewartstown Lim 660kg, £1,320 (200), R J Anderson Char 630kg, £1,260 (200), Michael Coyle Char 690kg, £1,380 (200), Samuel Dobbin, Ballycastle, Char 640kg, £1,280 (200).

Friesian bullocks sold to: Donal McKay, Martinstown, 620kg £1,016 (164), 620kg, £1,004 (162), Mrs R Jamison, Ballycastle, 730kg, £1,138 (156), R McCormick, Armoy, 760kg, £1,140 (150), Mrs R Jamison 780kg, £1,138 (146), local farmer 680kg, £979 (144), Mrs R Jamison 740kg, £1,065 (144), W and G Rowney, Ballynure, 560kg, £728 (130), 540kg, £691 (128), 530kg, £667 (126).

Demand continued strong for 33 dairy cows and heifers to a top of £1,990 for a choice calved heifer from D Blelock, Crumlin, calved cows to £1,750 for a second calver from J King, Ballymena. Ruling prices: D Blelock, Crumlin, calved heifer, £1,990, Sam Wallace, Broughshane, £1,910, J King, Ballymena, calved cow, £1,750, Bolton Bros, Maghera, calved heifer, £1,730, David McClintock, Moorfields, calved heifer, £1,550, W G Johnston, Ligoniel, calved cow, £1,520, John Hunter, Crumlin, calved heifer, £1,480, Bolton Bros, calved heifer, £1,450, I W and A T McCaughey, Broughshane, calved cow, £1,450, Thomas Carlisle, calved cow, £1,440, W G Johnston, Ligoniel, calved heifer, £1,430, W S Gregg, Cloughmills, calved cow, £1,350, Wm Rea, Crumlin, calved heifer, £1,320, David and Mrs M McGregor, Muckamore, calved heifer, £1,280, calved heifer, £1,240, David A Strange, Ballyclare, calved heifer, £1,160, R H and H A Shanks, Dunadry, calved cow, £1,120, T and J Mackey, Ballyclare, calved cow, £1,100, W S Gregg, Cloughmills, calved heifer, £1,100, A G Smyth, Dungiven, calved cow, £1,030, R H and H A Shanks calved heifer, £1,030.

73 lots in the suckler ring sold to £1570 for a Char cow with heifer calf at foot. Ruling prices: Paul Boone, Maghera, Char cow and heifer calf, £1,570, Richard Creith, Bushmills, springing in calf heifer, £1,260, BB in calf heifer, £1,240, D Allen, Moneymore, Char heifer and heifer calf, £1,230, S Heffron, Randalstown, Lim in calf cow, £1,220, Patrick Logan, Ahoghill, Lim heifer and heifer calf, £1,200, Lim heifer and heifer calf, £1,200, Lim heifer and bull calf, £1,200, Paul Boone, Maghera, heifer cow and heifer calf, £1,200, M Montgomery, Kells, Sal heifer and bull calf, £1,200, S Heffron, Randalstown, Lim in calf heifer, £1,170, B Gribben, Dunloy, BB in calf heifer, £1,170, Richard Creith, Lim in calf heifer, £1,160, C Gribben, Dunloy, in calf heifer, £1,160, J and S Gawn, Kells, AA cow and heifer calf, £1,150, S Heffron, Lim in calf heifer, £1,130, Richard Creith, springing in calf heifer, £1,120, S Heffron, Lim in calf heifer, £1,120, B Gribben, Dunloy, Lim in calf heifer, £1,120, S Heffron, Char in calf heifer, £1,110, Lim in calf heifer, £1,100, M Montgomery, Kells, Hereford heifer and heifer calf £1100, BB cow and bull calf £1,100.

182 lots in the calf ring sold to £450 for a Lim bull (three months), bull calves one month old sold to £345 for a Sim heifer. Heifer calves sold to £435 for a three month old Lim, younger lots to £370 for a Sim.

Beef bred bull calves sold to: A Ritchie, Holywood, Lim £450, S D Gillespie, Portglenone, Sim £425, AA £405, A Ritchie, Lim £370, Ian Paisley, Magheramourne, Fkv £355, D S Wharry, Glenarm, AA £350, Leslie Wilson, Doagh, Sim £350, R Collier, Dundrod, Sim £345, A Bell, Nutts Corner, BB £345, R Thompson, Glenarm, Sim £345, J and D Glass, Ballymena, Blonde £335, Leslie Wilson, Doagh, Sim £330, A C Hunter, Raloo, BB £330, W J Bond, Eglinton, AA £315, local farmer Lim £310, Ian Paisley, Magheramourne, Fkv £310.

Heifer calves sold to: A Ritchie, Holywood, Lim £435, Lim £420, D McKay, Broughshane, Lim £400, S D Gillespie, Portglenone, Sim £370, Leslie Wilson, Doagh, Sim £360, Sim £355, Sim £325, R J White, Liscolman, Lim £320, S Pinkerton, Nutts Corner, BB £300, J and D Glass, Ballymena, Blonde £300, S D Gillespie, Sim £300, G N McMullan, Carnlough, Sim £295, A C Hunter, Raloo, Lim £290, Lim £280, R J White, Liscolman, Lim £275, A Scott, Glarryford, Char £270.

Friesian bull calves sold to: D and M Knowles, Cullybackey, £245, £240, R J White, Liscolman, £180, A Ritchie, Holywood, £180, local farmer £150, G N McMullan, Carnlough, £140, £135, R J White £115, A C Hunter, Raloo, £105, Hugh Hall, Ballyclare, £90, G Cooke, Templepatrick, £80, R J White £80, W J Bond, Eglinton, (4) £80.

Another great entry of just under 500 weanlings resulted in a terrific trade. Bullocks sold to £610 over for a Char 340kg at £950 offered by Patsy Martin, Dunloy. Heifers sold to £535 over for a Lim 360kg at £895 presented by John Beggs, Whitehead.

Heifers 0-250kgs

Mrs Mary McAuley, Cushendall, BB 160kg, £465 (290), D McKillop, Glenarm, Lim 180kg, £500 (277), Lim 220kg, £590 (268), J Frew, Kells, (3) Lim 230kg, £600 (260), R Simpson, Broughshane, Char 240kg, £620 (258), Ben McCullagh, Feeny, Char 240kg, £600 (250), D McKillop, Glenarm, Lim 230kg, £560 (243), W Barron, Carrick, BB 170kg, £410 (241), Liam O’Neill, Ahoghill, Par 250kg, £600 (240), John McAuley, Cushendall, Char 220kg, £515 (234), W Barron, Carrick, BB 190kg, £440 (231), Martin McCann, Randalstown, Lim 250kg, £575 (230), W Barron, BB 180kg, £410 (227), Martin McCann, Lim 190kg, £430 (226).

251-300kgs

Bernard McKay, Cushendun, Char 300kg, £755 (251), Char 260kg, £650 (250), Liam O’Neill, Ahoghill, Par 260kg, £650 (250), Par 280kg, £700 (250), J Frew, Kells, Lim 270kg, £670 (248), R McNabney, Broughshane, Lim 270kg, £660 (244), Wm Jones Snr, Templepatrick, Lim 270kg, £560 (244), Martin McCann, Randalstown, Lim 280kg, £680 (242), Lim 290kg, £690 (237), Lim 280kg, £660 (235), G McKeown, Aughafatten, Lim 290kg, £680 (234), J Brown, Nutts Corner, Lim 270kg, £630 (233), R McNabney, Lim 300kg, £685 (228), local farmer, Char 300kg, £670 (223), Martin McCann, Randalstown, Lim 300kg, £670 (223), D McKillop, Glenarm, Lim 260kg, £580 (223).

301-350kgs

John Beggs, Whitehead, Lim 340kg, £870 (255), A S Millar, Antrim, Char 330kg, £820 (248), C Patterson, Antrim, Lim 350kg, £860 (245), I Beggs, Whitehead, Lim 330kg, £800 (242), T J McLornan, Nutts Corner, Lim 330kg, £800 (242), P Martin, Dunloy, Char 330kg, £800 (242), T J McLornan, Char 330kg, £790 (239), P Martin, Char 340kg, £805 (236), C McMullan, Loughgiel, Lim 340kg, £805 (236), D McMullan, Coagh, Par 320kg, £755 (235), C McMullan, Lim 310kg, £730 (235), R McNabney, Broughshane, Lim 320kg, £750 (234), P Martin, Char, 320kg, £745 (232), Wm Ridges, Ballycarry, Char 310kg, £720 (232), Martin McCann, Randalstown, Lim 340kg, £785 (230), G Knowles, Gracehill, Lim 310kg, £710 (229).

351kg and over

John Beggs, Whitehead, Lim 360kg, £895 (248), P Martin, Dunloy, Char 360kg, £840 (233), G McKeown, Aughafatten, Char 380kg, £880 (231), A S Millar, Antrim, Lim 370kg, £855 (231), Wm Ridges, Ballycarry, Char 380kg, £870 (229), A S Millar, Char 360kg, £820 (227), P Martin, Char 360kg, £810 (225), I Beggs, Whitehead, Lim 360kg, £800 (222), G E Scott, Magherafelt, Char 360kg, £800 (222), C McMullan, Loughgiel, Lim 410kg, £900 (219), G E Scott, Char 370kg, £810 (218), C McMullan, Lim 370kg, £805 (217), R McCullough, Milebush, Lim 470kg, £1,010 (214), C Patterson, Antrim, Lim 360kg, £770 (213), Wm Ridges, Ballycarry, Char 370kg, £790 (213), G E Scott, Magherafelt, Char 390kg, £825 (211).

Bulls/blks 0-250kgs

D McKillop, Glenarm, Lim 220kg, £690 (313), J Frew, Kells, (2) Lim 250kg, £780 (312), W Barron, Carrick, BB 160kg, £475 (296), D McKillop, Glenarm, Lim 250kg, £720 (288), Lim 250kg, £705 (282), W Barron, BB 180kg, £505 (280), Liam O’Neill, Ahoghill, Par 230kg, £640 (278), Mrs Mary McAuley, Cushendall, Lim 210kg, £580 (276), J J Mawhinney, Kells, Blonde 200kg, £550 (275), D McKillop, Lim, 220kg, £600 (272), Martin McCann, Randalstown, Lim 250kg, £680 (272), W Barron, BB 150kg, £400 (266), Mrs A Currie, Larne, Lim 240kg, £640 (266), J J Mawhinney, Blonde 210kg, £550 (261), D McKillop, Glenarm, Lim 250kg, £650 (260).

251-300kg

Robin Nicholson, Monkstown, Lim 270kg, £825 (305), Mrs R McMullan, Ballygally, Char 270kg, £815 (301), D McKillop, Glenarm, Lim 280kg, £830 (296), Ben McCullagh, Feeny, Char 260kg, £770 (296), Robin Nicholson, Monkstown, Char 300kg, £885 (295), David Boyd, Knockagh, Sal 260kg, £750 (288), Sim 260kg, £750 (288), W and M Orr, Ballycastle, Lim 290kg, £835 (287), T Jackson, Broughshane, (2) Lim 300kg, £850 (283), G Orr, Ballywalter, Char 260kg, £730 (280), John McAuley, Glenarm, (2) BB 280kg, £785 (280), Mrs R McMullan, Char 280kg, £780 (278), R Shaw, Rasharkin, Lim 300kg, £835 (278), Robin Nicholson, Monkstown, BB 300kg, £830 (276).

301-350kgs

Robin Nicholson, Monkstown, Sim 320kg, £910 (284), W and M Orr, Ballycastle, Lim 310kg, £870 (280), P Martin, Dunloy, Char 340kg, £950 (279), Char 320kg, £890 (278), Char 320kg, £885 (276), John Kane, Cushendall, Char 350kg, £965 (275), Robin Nicholson, BB 320kg, £880 (275), Matt Gingles, Kilwaughter, (3) Lim 310kg, £840 (271), Robert Bell, Nutts Corner, Lim 310kg, £840 (271), Robin Nicholson, (2) Lim 330kg, £890 (269), W and M Orr, Char 330kg, £885 (268), M Moffett, Broughshane, Lim 340kg, £910 (267), Wm Jones Jnr, Templepatrick, Lim 310kg, £820 (264).

351kg and over

M Moffett, Broughshane, Lim 360kg, £950 (263), Lim 360kg, £940 (261), G McKeown, Aughfatten, Char 370kg, £950 (256), Robin Nicholson, Monkstown, (2) Char 360kg, £920 (255), E Todd, Lurgan, Char 360kg, £920 (255), T J McLornan, Nutts Corner, Lim 370kg, £940 (254), P Martin, Dunloy, Char 380kg, £965 (254), Wm Ridges, Ballycarry, Char 360kg, £905 (251), M Moffett, Lim 380kg, £950 (250), John Kane, Cushendall, Char 390kg, £970 (248), Robin Nicholson, Lim 360kg, £890 (247), R Shaw, Rasharkin, Lim 360kg, £890 (247), W and M Orr, Ballycastle, Lim 370kg, £910 (246), Martin Barr, Larne, Lim 370kg, £905 (244), Ian Barr, Kells, Lim 380kg, £925 (243).

A bigger show of sheep in Ballymena on Monday evening resulted in a sharper trade. In lamb ewes sold to £180, ewes and lambs to £178, foster ewes to £175, pet lambs to £49, store lambs to £81 and ewe lambs to £94.

In lamb ewes sold to: Pat Devine, Feeney 12 BF £180, 11 BF £145, JH McArthur, Limavady 5 Suff £140, T McMaster, Ballycarry 1 Tex £132, Pat Devine, 12 BF £128, B Black, Carnlough 11 Tex £124, Pat Devine, 11 BF £118, T McMaster, Ballycarry 4 Suff £115, 9 Suff £112, 9 Suff £111, 10 Suff £110, Pat Devine 12 BF £110, 11 BF £110.

Ewes and lambs sold to:-

D McKillop, Cushendall 1 Suff ewe and 2 lambs £178, N Park, Tobergill 1 Tex ewe and 2 lambs £178, Andrew Milliken, Dundrod 3 Suff ewes and 7 lambs £175, M Montgomery, Kells 1 Tex ewe and 3 lambs £174, 5 CB ewes and 10 lambs £173, Fred Loughridge, Armoy 1 Mule ewe and 2 lambs £172, N Park 1 Tex ewe and 2 lambs £172, Andrew Milliken 3 Suff ewes and 6 lambs £170, Fred Loughridge 1 Tex ewe and 2 lambs £168, J H McArthur, Limavady 4 CB ewes and 6 lambs £168, M Montgomery, Kells 2 Tex ewes and 4 lambs £168, J H McArthur 6 CB ewes and 10 lambs £162, P McKeown, Martinstown 1 Dor ewe and 2 lambs £162, M Montgomery, 3 CB ewes and 6 lambs £162, N Park 1 CB ewe and 2 lambs £162, J H McArthur 4 CB ewes and 6 lambs £160.

An entry of 150 store cattle in Ballymena on Tuesday resulted in another terrific trade. Bullocks sold to £680 over for a Char 610kg at £1,290 offered by J Blair, Cullybackey. Heifers sold to £640 over for a Char 480kg a £1,120 presented by W McMaster, Gleno.

Heifers 0-500kgs

W C McMaster, Gleno, Char 480kg, £1,120 (233), W H Knox, Ballynure, Lim 410kg, £940 (229), Liam O’Neill, Par 330kg, £755 (228), Wm Bonnes, Randalstown, Char 460kg, £1,010 (219), Liam O’Neill, Par 340kg, £745 (219), W H Knox, Lim 450kg, £980 (217), Austin Shaw, Larne, Lim 500kg, £1,025 (205), R and S McMullan, Broughshane, Lim 490kg, £960 (195), W Orr, Moorfields, Char 360kg, £700 (194), Liam O’Neill, Ahoghill, Par 350kg, £680 (194), Trevor Smyth, Randalstown, Lim 500kg, £970 (194), W H Knox, Lim 390kg, £750 (192), W Orr, Moorfields, Char 430kg, £820 (190), Austin Shaw, Lim 490kg, £905 (184), Liam O’Neill, Ahoghill, Par 360kg, £660 (183), W Orr, Char 410kg, £750 (182).

Heifers 501kg and over

W C McMaster, Gleno, Blonde 530kg, £1,140 (215), Austin Shaw, Larne, Lim 520kg, £1,075 (206), Robert McDowell, Gleno, Char 590kg, £1,200 (203), Geoffrey Arthur, Broughshane, Char 560kg, £1,125 (200), Lim 530kg, £1,055 (199), Robert Shaw, Larne, Char 560kg, £1,075 (192), Austin Shaw, Char 580kg, £1,100 (189), Char 520kg, £985 (189), Megan Shaw, Blonde 560kg, £1,060 (189), Robert Shaw, Lim 540kg, £1,020 (188), Trevor Smyth, Randalstown, Lim 530kg, £1,000 (188), Lim 520kg, £980 (188), W C McMaster, Gleno, Blonde 560kg, £1,055 (188), Austin Shaw, Char 560kg, £1,040 (185), Megan Shaw, Lim 530kg £980 (184), A McCullen, Newtownabbey, Char 520kg £955 (183).

Bullocks up to 500kgs

R J Sloan, Kilrea, Char 430kg, £990 (230), W C McMaster, Gleno, Char 490kg, £1,110 (226), Ivan Wallace, Doagh, Lim 420kg, £950 (226), Lim 400kg, £895 (223), S Morrison, Liscolman, AA 480kg, £1,055 (219), Liam O’Neill, Ahoghill, Par 340kg, £740 (217), Par 350kg, £760 (217), Ivan Wallace, Lim 450kg, £950 (211), R J Sloan, BB 470kg, £975 (207), Wm Mawhinney, Ballynure, Lim 400kg, £815 (203), S Morrison, Sim 490kg, £980 (200), J C McMillan, Portglenone, Lim 500kg, £995 (199), Ivan Wallace, Doagh, Lim 500kg, £990 (198), Alex Knox, Broughshane, AA 450kg, £880 (195), AA 460kg, £895 (194), S Morrison, Lim 490kg, £950 (193).

Bullocks 501kg and over:

R J Sloan, Kilrea AA 530kg, £1,180 (222), D A McDonald, Cullybackey, Lim 520kg, £1,145 (220), Lim 560kg, £1,220 (217), Mrs Diane Rowney, Ballynure, Lim 550kg, £1,190 (216), A Heron, Broughshane, Char 540kg, £1,160 (214), John Blair, Cullybackey, Char 590kg, £1,255 (212), Char 610kg, £1,290 (211), W C McMaster, Gleno, Blonde 520kg, £1,095 (210), A Heron, Broughshane, Lim 530kg, £1,115 (210), D A McDonald, Char 550kg, £1,155 (210), R J Sloan, Char 540kg, £1,130 (209), J McErlean, Portglenone, Char 570kg, £1,180 (207), John Blair, Char 620kg, £1,280 (206), A Heron, Broughshane, Lim 570kg, £1,175 (206), S Morrison, Liscolman, Sal 510kg, £1,050 (205), W C McMaster, Gleno, Lim 520kg, £1,070 (205).

An entry of 1,653 sheep in Ballymena on Wednesday resulted in a steady trade. Fat hoggets sold to 397p for a pen of 12 Texels 23kg at £91.50 presented by I Montgomery, Glenwherry and to a top per head of £93 for a pen of 16 Texels 27kg offered by W Clyde, Antrim. Fat ewes sold to £98.

Fat hoggets (1440)

Top prices per kg: I Montgomery, Glenwherry, 12 Tex 23kg, £91.50 (397), David Boyd, Knockagh, 9 Tex 22kg, £86 (390), Matt Gingles, Kilwaughter, 13 CB 23kg, £86.50 (376), local farmer 26 CB, 23kg £86.50 (376), A Dobbs, Carrickfergus, 34 Tex 24kg, £90 (375), David Boyd 45 BF 22.5kg, £83.50 (371), E and P McCormick, Cushendun, 1 Suff 25kg, £92 (368), Andrew Andrews, Kells, 1 Dor 23kg, £84 (365), B Black, Carnlough, 1 CB 20kg, £73 (365), J McQuiston, Ballymoney, 22 Tex 22kg, £80 (363), J Wilson, Ballymoney, 6 Dor 24.5kg, £89 (363), W McQuitty, Clough, 8 Rouge 19kg, £69 (363), J Jamison, Armoy, 4 Tex 23.5kg, £85 (361), I Montgomery, 29 BF 23kg, £83 (360), Jacqueline McIlrath, Glarryford, 6 Dor 21.5kg, £77.50 (360), J F Leslie, Ballymoney, 18 Suff 21kg, £75.50 (359), A Stewart, Ballyclare, 7 Tex 24kg, £86 (358), S Bonnar, Broughshane, 20 Tex 24kg, £86 (358), D Carson, Dundrod, 16 Tex 24kg, £86 (358), Robert McNinch, Larne, 6 BF 23.5kg, £84 (357), Samuel Craig, Ballycastle, 33 Tex 20.5kg, £73 (356), J Black, Ballycastle, 11 Ssu 25kg, £89 (356), Sidney Rea, Straid, 51 Tex 22.5kg, £80 (355), Howard McNabney, Clough, 5 BF 20.5kg, £72.50 (353), A T Lowry, Loughgiel, 9 CB 23.5kg, £83 (353).

Top prices per head: W Clyde, Antrim, 16 Tex 27kg, £93, 12 Tex 29kg £92.50, H Carson, Dundrod, 23 Tex 31.5kg, £92, 11 Tex 31.5kg, £92, David McIlwaine, Glenwherry, 2 Tex 36kg, £92, E and P McCormick, Cushendun 1 Suff 25kg, £92, I Montgomery 12 Tex 23kg, £91.50, John Dickey 15 Dor 38kg, £91.50, B McMillan, Cullybackey 7 Tex 29kg, £91, P Higgins, Martinstown 2 Dor 30kg, £91, Robert Boville, Toome 27 Tex 28kg, £91, 1 Tex, 28kg, £91, Sandra Graham, 4 Tex 33kg, £91, R Brown, Ballymena 21 Tex, 27.5kg £91, R and J Wylie, Clough, 28.5kg, £90.50, H Carson, Dundrod, 27 Tex 28kg, £90, D Boreland, Bushmills, 24 CB 26kg, £90, Trevor Wray, Carnlough, 1 BF 29kg, £90, N H Smyth, Randalstown, 25 CB 27.5kg, £90, J Smyth, Randalstown, 40 CB 27kg, £90, A Dobbs, Carrick, 34 Tex 24kg, £90, 7 Tex 26.5kg, £90, Oliver Duffin, Cargan, 1 Suff 31kg, £90.

Fat ewes (213)

First quality

Suff - £78-£90

Tex - £80-£98

CB - £55-£75

BF - £38-£65